Monthly Archives: December 2022

Department for Infrastructure must intervene to avoid strike which will hugely impact Rathlin Island community

Strike action set for early new year after private sector operator refuses to provide pay increase to ferry workers Ferry workers vote for strike action with a 85 percent majority after three years of a pay freeze Unite the union … Continue reading

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Construction giant Murphy protests in Ireland and UK over union busting 

Demonstrations call for four sacked trade union members to be reinstated Demonstrations will be held outside the offices of Murphy construction companies in Newbridge, County Kildare, Warrington, Stafford and London tomorrow (21 December) over union busting at the group.  The … Continue reading

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Unions react to news that the Education Authority faces £100 million cuts before April 2023

Trade Union Officials from NIPSA, UNISON, GMB and UNITE met with EA Senior Management on 5 December to receive a briefing on the budget position for the current financial year. Education Authority management confirmed that their projected overspend had reduced … Continue reading

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Unite ballots 4,000 Health and Social care workers for strike in early 2023

Healthcare staff warn NHS on life support and may not survive staffing crisis Nearly 4,000 more health and social care workers across Northern Ireland have begun balloting for strike action, Unite, which represents some 100,000 NHS workers across the UK, said today. Unite said its healthcare … Continue reading

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Pending Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd strike suspended after last minute move by management opens process of negotiations

Strike action was due to commence four days a week but has been suspended to allow the company and the Department for Infrastructure to come to an agreed position Ferry workers voted for strike action with a 85 percent majority … Continue reading

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